Eddie Choo Wen Yi
Eddie Choo Wen Yi was born in Selangor, Malaysia. Her parents worked as farmers cultivating starfruit, coconut and rambutan. She finished her education of 3 years at Dasein Academy of Arts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a Diploma in Fine Arts. As the wish for a deeper understanding of her own artistic work arose, she traveled to Singapore and Abu Dhabi to work in cement carving at theme parks as a means to finance her studies in Fine Arts abroad. In 2018, She received her B.F.A from the Taipei National University of the Arts. She currently lives in Finland and studies Fine Arts in The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Her works have been evolving under questions of belonging and purpose, the experience of being an individual in the midst of different social groups and an ever-changing cityscape.
*This performance is specially dedicated to the boxing legend who changed his name from Cassius Clay to Mohammad Ali.
Words don’t match feelings, feelings don’t match expectations, expectations don’t match reality. Just like some sentiments don't translate into spoken language, others don’t withstand discrimination, injustice and inequality. As a sculptor, clay is more than just the most basic material. It also carries the most historically significant sculpture medium, but it is also important evidence of the beginning of the origin of human culture. My work is an attempt to express this mixture of unspoken things and mismatched feelings through wrestling with clays that are created for extreme conditions.